Tinebeb is a research associate working in the Water Program. She leads modeling and training development for water risk analysis and mapping project at the Africa Regional Office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She uses big data to bring real change in water resources management and climate adaptation.

Prior to joining WRI, Tinebeb worked on water and climate research in different parts of Africa and Europe. She has wide experience working on big data and complex water and climate modeling using geospatial analysis tools and remote sensing. These projects include the development of decision support modeling tool of Ethiopia for food security using machine learning and artificial intelligence, performing environmental monitoring and security in Africa by application of earth observation data for the African Union and, as part of the drought risk assessment and food security effort, the construction of agro-hydro-climate model for the National Meteorology Agency of Ethiopia.

Tinebeb holds a master’s degree in water resource and environmental management from the University of Twente in the Netherlands and bachelor degree from Debub University, Ethiopia.

She is married to Shawel Mulatu and they have two children Henock and Elias.